Six civilians have been killed in a rebel attack in the Central African Republic (CAR) North East according to the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
“This morning at dawn, elements from the 3R (Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation) launched a large-scale attack against Central African army positions in the village of Mann,” the spokesperson for the UN’s 12,000-strong MINUSCA mission said on Saturday.
The 3R is one of several armed groups to have emerged in the CAR, which has been mired in violence since a brutal civil conflict erupted in 2013.
“Several civilians were also wounded in the attack,” the spokesperson added.
The situation in Mann, some 550 kilometres (340 miles) from the capital, Bangui, is now “under control and patrols are under way,”Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulaziz Fall later said.